SIP 42: Gas Optimisations on issueSynths and burnSynths Source

AuthorJackson Chan, Clinton Ennis
Discussions-Tohttps://discord.gg/CDTvjHY
StatusImplemented
Created2020-02-28

Simple Summary

Optimize the calls to issueSynths by ~35% & burnSynths by ~45%

Abstract

After the removal of XDRs in SIP-33 the ability to reduce the gas heavy operation of totalIssuedSynths() from 2 to 1 call became possible saving gas on;

  • Synthetix.issueSynths (& issueMaxSynths)
  • Synthetix.burnSynths

Specification

By reducing the calls to totalIssuedSynths() from 2 to 1 call takes out redundant processing of the systems value in both sUSD and XDR’s. totalIssuedSynth() is so heavy as it iterates though every Synth in Synthetix and makes a cross contract call for its totalSupply() to be able to calculate the total debt of the system.

Test Cases

https://github.com/Synthetixio/synthetix/blob/c5de5b0e568d80e64bdc45b32735dfeeb3c5a649/test/contracts/Issuer.js

KOVAN test transactions

issueSynths - https://kovan.etherscan.io/tx/0x0ea4016a010618a1942ac82e04630a9b62b1685acc137d7cd5e8f4d1664255f8 burnSynths - https://kovan.etherscan.io/tx/0xc4ec1af424681b3aa83d1ad624b6008853c7e3b7722da015ef8155871e994f6d

Implementation

https://github.com/Synthetixio/synthetix/pull/432

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